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Stranger: Bernie Worrell on Earth (22-Jan-2005)

Director: Philip Di Fiore

Keywords: Documentary

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
David Byrne
14-May-1952   Frontman for Talking Heads
George Clinton
22-Jul-1940   Funkadelic
Mos Def
11-Dec-1973   Black On Both Sides
Chris Frantz
8-May-1951   Drummer for Talking Heads
Bill Laswell
12-Feb-1955   Avant-garde producer and musician
Prince Paul
Music Producer
2-Apr-1967   Produced De La Soul's first album
Tina Weymouth
22-Nov-1950   Bassist for Talking Heads
Bernie Worrell
19-Apr-1944 24-Jun-2016 Blacktronic Scientist


Review by anonymous (posted on 31-Jul-2005)

Just saw this film at the Melbourne International Film Festival It provided an inspiring insight into the life of an extremely talented musician. Bernie Worrell is, as some of his afficionados say in the film, 'apparently invisible' these days because he has no publicity machine behind him and at 59/60? he hasn't got the support of the commercial music biz. It was great to see a film that pays such a tribute to his work. Mr Worrell doesn't provide much comment during the film, this is left to his musical colleagues who run out of superlatives in talking about his music and his influence on younger musicians. Definitely a film for electronic music and funk fans - or anyone who wants to see a film about someone who is a true artist and hasn't just got an eye on the dollar. Also loved the footage of Parliament and Talking Heads... well worth seeing!

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